Outreach

Childcare

This ministry provides quality childcare for parents while they attend parish activities that would not be age-appropriate for small children.  We enlist help from teenagers in the Youth Group as well as mature adults.    
Time Commitment: As needed

Christmas  Giving Trees Committee

Members help organize Christmas gift selections, create the giving tags, decorate the trees, sort and distribute the gifts after collection for distribution .        
Time Commitment: Hours vary.... during Advent.

Communion to Homebound

This ministry allows our parishioners to share their love for the Eucharist and their compassion for our homebound by taking Communion to those  limited by age, disability, or illness.  They not only bring Communion, but also bring their warm smiles and kind hearts.
Time Commitment: Once a week on whatever day you are available.

Craft Ministry

If you can knit, crochet, sew, quilt, make rosaries, etc., this is the ministry for you.  Our crafty parishioners make rosaries for missions, baby items for Turning Point, Abigayle Ministries, Compassion Pregnancy Center, and Christmas gifts for our homebound (from St. Peter Church) that consist of quilts, blankets, lap throws, scarves, hats, etc. If you have a special craft to share just let us know!
Time Commitment: At home, when the Spirit moves you, or every second Saturday of the month in the Fr. Welch Hall.

Greeting Card Ministry

Volunteers within this ministry send out birthday and sympathy cards to our parishioners.
Time Commitment: 1 hour, once a year.

Grief Support Group

Members provide ongoing support for their fellow parish members who have lost a loved one either through follow-up calls, notes or through our Grief Support Group sessions.
Time Commitment: 2 hrs/week for a 6-7 week session

Helping Hands

Volunteers with special abilities or gifted talents are called upon when projects arise out of the blue. 
Time Commitment: Varies according to your wishes.

Hospital Ministry

Volunteers visit the sick at Mclaren Macomb and Henry Ford Hospitals and share of themselves with  prayer, company, comfort and the healing power of the Body of Christ.
Time Commitment: Varies according to your availability. 

Interfaith Caregiver

Volunteers provide assistance to our older and disabled neighbors who need a little extra help. Many frail and physically challenged adults in our community struggle daily to maintain their independence.  Your involvement often make it possible for them to remain in their own homes.
Time Commitment:  Varies
Contact: www.ivcinfo.org

Knights of Columbus

This outreach ministry consists of a very active group of Catholic gentlemen who work tirelessly in the community.  
Time Commitment: Varies

Martha T. Berry Nursing Home

Assist in transporting patients to and from Communion Service.
Time Commitment: Mondays 2:00 – 4:30 pm
For more information call Celeste Triner at
586-615-1415

MCREST

Volunteers assist in housing the homeless at St. Peter Church for one week in July each year.  Many tasks are needed:  transportation, shopping, cooking, cleaning, washing, entertainment.
Time Commitment: 1-30 hours scattered over 10 days (Planning in May & June). 

Meals on Wheels

Volunteers deliver meals to those in need.  
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month
Contact:  Mca.macombgov.org

Mercy in Action Day

Ministry for Moms in Need

Every year a local service project is chosen.  For instance, last year our focus was to restock the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.  These service projects are chosen keeping ALL involved, trying to allow every age group to share their time for our needs in the community.  
Time Commitment:  Varies
Collect and distribute clothing and items for infants and children as requested by individuals and/or other agencies. 
Time Commitment:  Varies

Parish Community Garden

Volunteers, with or without green thumbs, work offsite together to grow vegetables and fruit on a 4-½ acre piece of land for our families who are in need.  Work consists of planning, plowing, fertilizing, planting, weeding, harvesting, and distributing the fruits of their labor.  
Time Commitment: Your Availability

Parish Flower Gardens

Respect for Life

Volunteers keep the grounds of the church, school, rectory and administration building beautiful and tranquil.  
Time Commitment: Your availability.
 (Spring, Summer, Fall).
Volunteers in this group organize activities such as the Mother's Day Right to Life Flower Sale and Fall Mum Sale and Parish Baby Shower.  
Time Commitment:  Varies

Respite Care

Sister Judie's Outreach

Soup Kitchen

Caregivers provide short term relief in a strictly companion-sitter type of service.  There is no “hands-on” responsibility.
Time Commitment: Varies with need and availability.
Volunteers prepare lunches for Sister Judie's Outreach every 3rd Sunday of the month, after the 10:00 Mass.
Time Commitment: 30 minutes, once a month.
Once a year we help at the St. Christine Soup Kitchen in Detroit to serve a hot and healthy meal on a Tuesday or Saturday.  We serve 450 people.  We are also open to serving at other soup kitchens in the area.  A volunteer is neede to lead or plan, along with several people to assist this leader as needed.
Time Commitment: One day per year.  

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Vacation Bible School

Grow spiritually through person-to-person service to the poor and needy at our food pantry. The needy in our community are given food, clothing, bus tickets, etc.
Time Commitment: 10:00 AM until Noon on Wednesdays and/or Fridays.

Our VBS program is offered once a year t children from pre-school to fifth grade.  This program needs many volunteers to make it successful.  VBS is held during the last week of June, Monday-Friday from 9am-noon.  If you have the time, many hands are needed.  From office work to the kitchen; from crafts to sign and play time with the children; games leader, audio/visual tech and photographer...come join us!
Time Commitment: Once a year, Monday-Friday, 8:30-12:15

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